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EPIC Administrative Procedure Act (APA) Comments

The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) governs internal procedures of administrative agencies, including how they interact with the public. The APA is codified at 5 U.S.C. §§ 551-559, and encompasses the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) and the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. § 552a). The APA serves to police improper agency behavior, protect public safety, and secure proper entitlements. More information on the APA can be found at EPIC: The Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

Since 1997, EPIC has consistently submitted extensive public comments to federal agencies, pursuant to the APA. EPIC has also submitted administrative comments to state and international administrative agencies. Through these comments, EPIC makes detailed recommendations, grounded in both policy and law, for stronger privacy protection. Below is a list of comments, arranged by agency in reverse chronological order, that EPIC has submitted since 1997.

Comments filed with Federal Agencies

Comments to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts

Comments to the Department of Commerce Comments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Comments to the Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Comments to the Department of Defense (DOD) Comments to the Department of the Interior (DOI) Comments to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Comments to the Department of State Comments to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Comments to the Department of Treasury Comments to the Education Department Comments to the Election Assistance Commission Comments to the Federal Aviation Administration Comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Comments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) Comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Comments to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Comments to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Comments to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Comments to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) Comments to the Social Security Administration (SSA) Comments to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Comments to the United States Trade Representative

Comments filed with State Agencies

Comments to the California Public Utility Commission

Comments to the Metropolitan Police Department for the District of Columbia Comments to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Comments to the Florida Supreme Court Comments to the Maryland Attorney General Identity Theft Forum Comments to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts Comments to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Comments to the OASIS XML Common Biometric Format (XCBF) Technical Committee

Comments filed with International Agencies

Comments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Comments to the European Commission